Diona Quick TL;DR Support and Healer Build Guide

Diona Portrait

PSA #1: A Support is like eating a hotdog with no condiments. Yeah, it’ll still taste pretty good, but why eat a pretty good hotdog when you can eat a bomb ass hotdog instead?

PSA #2: Both Diona’s abilities scale off ATK, but her shield and healing do scale off HP, and worth the investment! Literally everything about this character is a cat lovers wet dream

Diona shoots out cryo cat paws that home in on enemies. Grants a cryo shield on hit. STAYS WHEN YOU SWAP CHARACTERS. Number of paws hit = longer the shield lasts. Applies cryo to self for a tiny bit when shield forms

Two ways to use Diona’s E (based on Talent level 8):

  1. Tap E: Launches 2 paws that deal cryo damage and creates a shield that lasts 4.8s (2.4 x 2)
  2. Hold E: Launches 5 paws that deal cryo damage and create a shield that lasts 12s (2.4 x 5)

It is highly recommended to level E, as each level increases the shield duration per claw!

IMPORTANT TIP: THESE CAT PAWS ARE DUMB AND WILL JUST ALL HIT THE SAME TARGET HALF THE TIME. EXTREMELY DEPENDS ON YOUR POSITION

Shield makes you zoom zoom and stamina drains less (works with dash)
Diona kicks a cocktail shaker at her enemies. Does AoE cryo damage on hit and puts down a cryo field. Enemies in cryo field take cryo damage over time. Characters in the field heal

Take note that the heal is a bit dangerous, as you’re essentially made to heal next to the enemy (which most likely did the damage to you to begin with). Just be mindful of where the heal lands, and to make sure your shield will remain up to guarantee safety while healing!

Enemies do less damage when in the cryo field

Talent Leveling Order: E > Q > Normal

WEAPON 1 (Recommended for rush hour service): Sacrificial Bow

How do I get it D: ?: It’s time to roll boys (gacha)

Has base Energy Recharge scaling and makes Diona’s E A LOT more forgiving

PSA #3: YOU CAN RUN ANY OF THE DAMAGE ORIENTED BOWS AS WELL. Sacrificial Bow makes holding E much more forgiving and helps to extend the shield duration. Favonius Warbow is a strong contender, and does better than Sacrificial Bow if your goal is to turn Diona into an energy orb slot machine.

Highly recommended to try both bows out (if you have both) to see which fits your playstyle!

WEAPON 2 (Recommended for that hangover early in the morning): Prototype Crescent

How do I get it D: ?: Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)

Has base ATK scaling and weapon skill feels nice to open up with Diona

Slingshot is also an incredibly easy placeholder weapon as well. If you don’t have either, by all honesty, Recurve Bow is also a solid option early as it’s

1) Free to get in chests

2) Provides HP scaling to make the shield and heal stronger

ARTIFACT 1 (Recommended for a drink on the rocks): Noblesse Oblige + Maiden Beloved

How do I get it D: ?: Noblesse Oblige at Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 locked, 20 Resin per run). Maiden Beloved at Valley of Remembrance Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)

Makes Q do more damage (both explosion and tick)
Makes Q healing much stronger

Feel free to also run two 18% ATK+ sets, or 4-set Noblesse as it turns her into an ATK buff mule (sort of like a weak cryo version of Bennett Q). Keep in mind that Retracing Bolide DOES NOT make the shield stronger for other characters when you swap, unless they have 2-set Retracing Bolide equipped as well (which is NOT recommended)

ARTIFACT 2 (Recommended for early brain freeze): The Exile

How do I get it D: ?: Any World Boss (40 Resin per run), or go steal some chests

Ever see a cat poop out energy? You want to?

Main stats:

SandsGobletCirclet
HP%HP%Healing Bonus%
You can take Cryo DMG% for Goblet if you really want, but HP% highly recommended for stronger shields and heals!

Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK/Elemental Mastery > HP%/HP

If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.